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  • Documents obtained by U.S. authorities investigating mining corruption in Guinea show Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz's mining company promised to pay millions of dollars in Africa to win valuable mining concessions.

     

  • At least 13 people drowned when an overcrowded boat capsized early on Friday on a tributary near the mouth of the Amazon River, police said.

     

  • Mozambique's Renamo opposition movement rejected an offer of talks with the government on Friday, keeping political tensions high after shootings this month by suspected Renamo gunmen, the deadliest attacks in more than a decade.

     

  • Brazil's largest private-sector banks are braced for another quarter of weak earnings as sagging economic growth continues to drag on demand for new loans while preventing defaults from falling more rapidly.

     

  • Finance leaders of the G20 economies on Friday edged away from a long-running drive toward government austerity in rich nations, rejecting the idea of setting hard targets for reducing national debt in a sign of worries over a sluggish global recovery.

     

  • Formula One 'Iceman' Kimi Raikkonen lapped fastest for Lotus in the Bahrain desert heat on Friday after Ferrari had set the early practice pace.

     

  • Formula One 'Iceman' Kimi Raikkonen lapped fastest for Lotus in the Bahrain desert heat on Friday after Ferrari had set the early practice pace.

     

  • April 19 (Infostrada Sports) - 2nd Free Practice Session from the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 1.Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus - Renault 1.34.154 2.Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull - Renault 1.34.184...

     

  • Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's president on Friday at a ceremony attended by leaders from Iran to Brazil after a decision to widen an electronic audit of the vote took some of the heat out of a dispute over his election.

     

  • The Brazilian Grand Prix is set to stay at Sao Paulo's ramshackle but atmospheric Interlagos circuit after the city mayor assured Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone that it would be given a revamp.

     

  • Robinho will stay with AC Milan next season and would like to complete 10 years at the Serie A club, the Brazil striker said on Friday.

     

  • Brazilian Felipe Massa kept Ferrari team mate Fernando Alonso off the top of the timesheets in first practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday.

     

  • April 19 (Infostrada Sports) - 1st Free Practice Session from the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 1.Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1.34.487 2.Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1.34.564 3.Nico Rosberg...

     

  • Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro won a collective show of support from South American leaders early on Friday in Lima as his plans to widen an audit of electronic votes helped calm tensions over the disputed election.

     

  • Finance leaders of the G20 economies on Friday edged away from a long-running drive toward government austerity in rich nations, rejecting the idea of setting hard targets for reducing national debt in a sign of worries over a sluggish global recovery.

     

  • A brawl sparked by Gremio coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo apparently making fun of his Chilean opponents Huachipato marred the final night of group matches in the Libertadores Cup on Thursday.

     

  • South American Libertadores Cup summaries on Thursday.

     

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  • American conductor Marin Alsop is to become the first woman in 118 years to lead the Last Night of the Proms, the grand finale of Britain's leading classical music festival which includes a punk band and gospel choirs in its line-up.

     

  • Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro was expected to get a collective show of support from South American leaders meeting in Lima, but also face calls to defuse tensions with his opponents over the disputed vote.

     

  • South American leaders will make a collective show of support for Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro on Thursday in Lima, officials said, as the United States and his opponents call for a recount of the disputed vote.

     

  • American conductor Marin Alsop is to become the first woman in 118 years to lead the Last Night of the Proms, the grand finale of Britain's leading classical music festival.

     

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